London driving costs set to rise with plans to expand Ultra Low Emissions Zone
The mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed the city’s Ultra Low Emission Zone could be expanded to cover the entire capital.
As reported by the Financial Times, Khan’s ambitions to improve the city’s air quality could impact millions of drivers in London. As per the report, Transport for London believes that around 18% of drivers in London could be impacted by the change.
The last expansion to the ULEZ areas came as recently as October 2021, but these latest changes could drastically change the way London road users drive every day.
The ULEZ was introduced to encourage more road users to replace their older, less efficient cars with something newer and greener, like an electric vehicle or a hybrid.
To determine whether a vehicle is ULEZ-compliant, they are categorised by their emissions and charged £12.50 a day to use the roads included within the ULEZ if their vehicle doesn’t meet the requirements.
The decision to expand the ULEZ is in line with London’s ambitious emissions target of being net-zero by 2030.